Tag: Health and Social Services Department

Women in Jersey benefit from community midwifery scheme

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

More women in Jersey are now seeing their midwife in the community to make antenatal appointments more convenient for mums-to-be, and ensure continuity of care throughout their pregnancy. The Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) is working with GP surgeries in Jersey to enhance the practice of community midwifery, so that expectant mums can be […]

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Talking Therapy to provide faster, more accessible service for mental health issues

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A joint project between the Health and Social Services Department, local GPs and the charity MIND Jersey will provide an enhanced range of psychological therapies for Islanders. As part of the campaign to remove the stigma that has been associated with mental health issues, Jersey Talking Therapies (JTT) will be delivered in GP surgeries or […]

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Parents guide to drugs in new printed and on-line formats

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Health and Social Services Department have re-issued a printed and revised user friendly on-line version of ‘A Parent’s Guide to Drugs’ to increase accessibility of drugs information to parents. The Guide was updated earlier in the year in the wake of concerns about the ongoing dangers relating to alcohol and drug use among young […]

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New range of degree courses to attract more ‘home-grown’ nurses and midwives

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

New degree courses enabling Jersey students to train for careers as midwives, mental health nurses or children’s nurses will be launched later this year. Applications are invited for a total of 10 places on courses that commence in September 2014. Combining off-Island study with practical work experience in Jersey, the three-year courses will be delivered […]

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Evans House opening adds new dimension to help for homeless adults

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Lieutenant-Governor is to conduct the official opening of a new facility in St Helier, providing a valuable addition to the accommodation available for Islanders who have been affected by homelessness. Evans House, formerly Roseneath, closed in December 2011, but was subsequently acquired by the Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) and is being run […]

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Roseneath reopens services for homeless people

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Health and Social Services Department and the Shelter Trust have announced the reopening of services for homeless people at the Roseneath building, formerly operated by the Nemo Trust. As a result of the collaboration between HSS and the Shelter Trust, 22 newly refurbished rooms were available for use from 24th December. The first five […]

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Double danger for users of psychoactive drugs

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dangerous drugs circulating in Jersey may leave users facing a trip to hospital, or to court. This stark warning has been issued by the Health and Social Services Department and States of Jersey Police as a result of a particularly toxic batch of new psychoactive substances known to have been circulating in recent weeks. These […]

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Health teams achieve recognition for quality

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Excellence across the Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) has been rewarded at the department’s Quality Improvement Awards. After nine teams of staff from across HSSD made presentations to the judging panel, the winners in three different categories have been announced. Winners receive £750 worth of investment in their areas and an overall winner will […]

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Future Hospital plans to be displayed at public drop-in sessions

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Plans for a major investment in hospital facilities for the future in Jersey will be outlined to Islanders at a series of public drop-in meetings. Five meetings will be held across a range of locations, offering the chance to talk to politicians and senior managers from the Health and Social Services Department, Jersey Property Holdings […]

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Hospital continues modernisation programme for pathology services

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Changes are to be introduced to the out-of-hours pathology service at Jersey General Hospital as part of an ongoing programme of modernisation. The Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) regularly reviews, updates and develops services at the General Hospital. Whilst the current service has been in existence for many years, and provides accurate test results, […]

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